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Server Status Update

Postby Sviz » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:49 am

If you've made it this far you have probably noticed by now that things are slow as shit.

My apologies.

Looks like after 23598 hours (only 983 days) this shitty (apparently) Seagate drive is taking a massive shit. Presently I am re-writing the bad sectors one at a time and will perform a fsck once thats completed.

I will do my best to maintain uptime over the next few days while I wait on Amazon to deliver the new driver to the datacenter. Data is backed up roughly hourly and its never deleted, so if I end up with corruption I can just take an older backup. If the site disappears for a day or two though hopefully you saw this message before then. Presently the delivery ETA is Tuesday but since im in CA and its going to VA I'll have to get a co-worker to replace it for me. Hopefully everything will be back to normal by Thursday. I never like to leave things down longer than 4 days as that's when email starts to get bounced.
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Re: Server Status Update

Postby Roq » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:39 pm

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Re: Server Status Update

Postby Sviz » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:03 pm

What could go wrong?!

hdparm --verbose --write-sector 1469192576 --yes-i-know-what-i-am-doing /dev/sda
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Re: Server Status Update

Postby Sviz » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:22 am

Okay, so yea. It died.

New Hard Drive now, all rebuilt and shit. Probably will go down an hour or so this weekend to attempt a RAM upgrade.
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Re: Server Status Update

Postby madmardagan » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:09 am

we know your time is valuable.. but its only valuable to you!

so keep this up for us free loaders
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Re: Server Status Update

Postby Sviz » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:15 pm

hah, your time is only important to me when the site is down.
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Re: Server Status Update

Postby Sviz » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:32 pm

And the replacement WD drive was even shittier! It's already died, and has been for a while. As you probably noticed.

For now this is running in AWS. Maybe I can straighten out some hardware in the next year. :)

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